This month we talked briefly about the value of editing our writing. This can mean a lot of rewriting to make sure that the work flows, has no grammatical errors, and in general is a complete story.
We had ten clues to words all beginning with the letters DEC – after all it was DECember – as our challenge. One example was “This kind of art was popular in the 1930s. (4)” with the extra clue that the word contains only four letters, the answer was DECo.
For our written work to share with the class there were three prompts:
- She/he stood on the balcony
- She sat staring at the screen. The words of betrayal sliced into her like a blade. An intimate and intense email meant for her boyfriend but mistakenly sent to her.
- The rain was so heavy she/he could not see to make the right-hand turn, so she/he turned left
We enjoyed discussing the wide range of ideas that had inspired our writing this month. There was one poem from a class member who claimed it was not a strong point, but was found interesting and fun by the class.
We are looking forward to coming together again in 2023. In the meantime, we have a writing challenge for the break. We will endeavour to write every day for a month. This can be just a few sentences or a paragraph. Then in January, the idea is to choose one of the paragraphs and turn it into a full story to share for our first class in 2023 on 13 February.